With blue skies and calm winds, we successfully made it out of Greenland and landed in Reykjavik, Iceland around 8pm local time. I am geographically further, yet mentally (and logistically) closer to home.
I woke up today to a second sunny day in Reykjavik. As I had been awake for 48 hours without sleep yesterday, I slept in a bit. Eventually, Alice and I headed out in search of coffee and found a nice little spot to grab a pastry and some caffeine. Then, we hit the road in search of an eruption site. It was the perfect day to visit a volcano.
They call Iceland the land of fire and ice. Between its volcanoes, glaciers, and snowy mountain tops, its not hard to see why. Yesterday I had a chance to see a lot of Iceland's wayer - geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and even a glacier. Today, I'm hoping to see some of that fire...or what was fire just a few weeks ago (their volcanic eruption site near Reykjavik).
I am an anthropology professor, writer, researcher and global traveler. This fall, I will be recording a research trip to Greenland as a virtual field trip for my students (and anyone else interested). Join us as we travel to the Arctic and learn about life in the far north.